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10 mai 2024

A blue and white 'mandarin duck and lotus' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng

A blue and white 'mandarin duck and lotus' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng
A blue and white 'mandarin duck and lotus' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng
A blue and white 'mandarin duck and lotus' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng

Lot 140. The Leshantang Collection. A blue and white 'mandarin duck and lotus' dish, Mark and period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 17.4 cm. Lot Sold 635,000 HKD (Estimate 500,000 - 700,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2024

 

finely potted with shallow rounded sides rising from a countersunk base enclosed by an unglazed footring, the interior painted with a pair of mandarin ducks swimming in a pond amongst large lotus blooms with broad furled leaves and tall aquatic grasses, the exterior with a matching frieze of four ducks swimming across gently rippled water between sprays of lotus, below a band enclosing six dragons and pearls at the rim, the decoration executed in fine outline filled with three graded tones of wash, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark within a double circle.

 

ProvenanceSotheby's Hong Kong, 1st November 1999, lot 381.

 

Sotheby's. The Leshantang Collection (II) – Treasures of Chinese Art from the Tsai I-Ming Collection, Hong Kong, 9 April 2024.

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